BJP to raise border issue at winter session of Parliament

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IMPHAL, December 2 (NNN): The Opposition BJP has all set to raise the Indo-Myanmar Border Fencing issue, which has mounted pressure on the Congress Government headed by O Ibobi Government, in the Winter Session of the Parliament with the party convening a meeting of its Parliamentary Board to take a final decision on it in New Delhi on December 4.

BJP national leadership will be put up the Indo-Myanmar Border Fencing issue before Parliament on December 5 and a preparatory meeting of the party’s Parliamentary Board in this regard is being convened in the national capital on December 4, state BJP president Th Chaoba told a press conference at the party’s office here on Monday.

The Prime Minister should also seek apology from the people for his direct attachment in the Indo-Myanmar Border Fencing which is on the blink because DR Manmohon Singh had assented it in cahoots with Ibobi.

Both the leaders should seek an apology from the people for their misdeeds, Chaoba demanded.

The former MP said he had recently visited New Delhi and met BJP national president Rajnath Singh, Opposition leader in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj and Opposition leader in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitly.

He was also informed on Monday by the national leaders of the party that Rajnath Singh today sent a 3-page letter to the Prime Minister on the actual territorial boundary of the erstwhile kingdom of Manipur existed along the Indo-Myanmar border, Chaoba said, adding the letter wrote to the Prime Minister also mentioned the present status on the defective Indo-Myanmar Border Fencing.

The national leadership of the saffron party has also assured him that it would raise the border issue in the House to discuss it for about two hours as a national issue, he further informed.

He also said the All Party delegation headed by the Chief Minister and his Deputy now in New Delhi for handing a memorandum to the Prime Minister and other Central leaders to resolve the border issue will not bear fruit because Dr Manmohon Singh and O Ibobi had given their consents on it.

Chaoba said the Parliament is likely to constitute a boundary commission to conduct a joint survey with the neighbouring Myanmar Government on the disputed border fencing and this will be the right tool to solve the issue.

He appealed to all the leaders of national political parties in Manipur to impress upon the MPs from their respective parties to extend support when the BJP raises the issue in the Parliament.

Meanwhile, the All Party delegation which left Imphal for New Delhi yesterday is likely to meet Central leaders, including the Prime Minister tomorrow, according to a source.

The delegation was supposed to meet the Central leaders on Monday, but could not succeed since most of the leaders were very busy for the last day high-voltage campaign in the capital for its crucial elections.

The Manipur People’s Party (MPP) and BJP have distanced themselves from the delegation of 12 political parties opposing it.

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